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St. Louis Planned Parenthood to Offer Artificial Insemination

By James Tillman MISSOURI, St. Louis, June 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood of St. Louis is planning to offer artificial insemination services in the fall of 2010. A newly-released Planned Parenthood advertisement about the new services features two women hugging each other, with text above them stating “they just found out they're expecting, finally.” “This is disturbing, and consistent with Planned Parenthood’s warped view of sex and children,” Wendy Wright, President of the Concerned Women's Alliance, told LifeSiteNews.com (LSN). While artificial insemination is fairly widespread, it remains deeply controversial, with many critics arguing that it leads people to view children as […]
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Catholic Alverno College Hosts Links to Pro-Abort, Homosexualist Groups

By Kathleen Gilbert MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, June 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A conservative student group has launched a protest against Alverno College, a Catholic educational institution for women, whose research division directs online visitors to several pro-abortion and homosexualist groups. TFP (Tradition, Family, Property) Student Action launched the peaceful protest after discovering links to extreme pro-abortion groups including the National Organization for Women, the Center for Reproductive Rights, EMILY's List, and the Feminist Majority Foundation, on the resource page of the Alverno College Research Center for Women and Girls. The page also hosts links to Lambda Legal and the Gay, Lesbian […]
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A.L.L. Joins International Call for Ban on In Vitro Technologies

By Kathleen Gilbert Washington, D.C., June 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The American Life League joined the U.K.'s Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) on Monday calling for a ban on all in vitro fertilization (IVF) practices. IVF routinely involves the massive loss of human life as “excess” embryonic children are discarded, frozen indefinitely, or fall victim to “selective termination” following implantation. “We know that IVF kills preborn children. We know that IVF can cause severe birth defects in those children lucky enough to be brought to term. It is time for a ban on this barbaric practice,” said Judie […]
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From ‘Gay Friendly’ LA Cardinal, a Grim Tale of Sex Abuse Complicity

By Kathleen Gilbert LOS ANGELES, June 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a videotaped deposition released last Tuesday, Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony admits he did not think it necessary to contact police after learning of the sex abuse perpetrated by a priest in his diocese against two boys. Instead, Mahony transferred the priest to other locations, where the abuse could potentially continue. The archdiocese had tried but failed to keep private the deposition, which was taken as part of a lawsuit that resulted in a $2.2 million settlement. The five-hour videotaped deposition, the first to be released to the public, shows Mahony explaining his conduct […]
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‘Dr. Death’ Admits on CNN – Thomas Youk His Second, Not First Murder

By Peter J. Smith NEW YORK, June 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the infamous advocate of assisted suicide known as “Dr. Death” who helped kill 133 people, admitted to CNN television host Larry King that he murdered another woman before he killed Thomas Youk. It was the latter killing that landed Kevorkian in prison for eight years. On Friday, Kevorkian told Larry King on CNN’s Larry King Live that he directly killed Janet Adkins in June 1990, contradicting his previous story that she performed her own “mercy killing” using his lethal injection machine. Although Kevorkian was charged with murder in the […]
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White House Fetes Lesbian Banned from Cross-Dressing at Prom

By James Tillman and Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, DC, June 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Earlier this year Constance McMillen was refused permission to attend her high-school prom with a female date while wearing a tuxedo, an event that catapulted her into the national media spotlight. Now her newfound notoriety has received an added boost, after the White House invited her to a reception honoring lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBT) scheduled for Tuesday at 5pm.  Both President Obama and Vice-President Biden were expected to attend the reception.  Openly gay Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh also planned to attend. “I […]
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Home Depot Hosts Children’s Workshop at Gay Pride Festival

By Kathleen Gilbert PORTLAND, Maine, June 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The American Family Association (AFA) has launched a protest against Home Depot for setting up a children's workshop at the Southern Maine Pride Festival, which took place from June 13-20 in Portland, Maine. The AFA pointed out that homosexual “pride” events are generally marked by obscene displays, including nudity and public sex acts. The Home Depot, which the AFA says conducted Kid's Craft Workshops at the festival, is shown as a sponsor of the event on the 2010 Southern Maine Pride website. “To this end, Home Depot is basically encouraging the […]
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Obama Admin to Force Businesses to Give Gay Partners Unpaid Leave

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., June 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The White House announced Monday that they would expand the definition of a 1993 federal law, with the result that many employers in all 50 states would be forced to extend family and medical leave to homosexual partners. Pro-family advocates, however, are denouncing the policy as blatant illegality, saying that it clearly contravenes the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). A current law known as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) stipulates that private employers in charge of a company with 50 or more employees must give their […]
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Obama Inserts Gay Dads into Father’s Day Proclamation

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., June 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In his fathers’ day proclamation President Barack Obama made what pro-family leaders have said were a number of praiseworthy statements about fatherhood and the importance of fathers in the lives of their children. At the same time, the president drew sharp criticism for using the proclamation as an opportunity to show his support for homosexual parenting. “An active, committed father makes a lasting difference in the life of a child.  When fathers are not present, their children and families cope with an absence government cannot fill,” stated Obama, whose own father […]
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Retired Bishop: Biden’s Kenya Constitution Support ‘Invites Canonical Censure’

By Kathleen Gilbert CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, June 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Rene Henry Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi, has called for a canonical reprimand against U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. Biden, a Catholic, recently travelled to Kenya to lobby for the country's proposed constitution, which has been strenuously opposed by pro-life groups due to its pro-abortion language. Biden told a crowd earlier this month that the Kenya government should adopt the new constitution in order “to allow money to flow” to Kenya from other countries. When asked about the lobbying of U.S. pro-life groups […]
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